Business & Technology

Food

Think commodity corn farmers are evil? Meet a few of them

If you actually sit down and talk with a commodity farmer, they start to sound a lot like the typical small farmer -- only with a gazilion times more corn.

oh, shell no!

Could Seattle activists throw a wrench in Shell’s Arctic drilling plans?

Shell wants to use Seattle's port as a staging ground, but citizens and protestors are cooking up plans to block the oil giant's scheme.

Tar Sands 2.0

Beneath the tar sands is even dirtier oil, and industry is salivating over it

Oil companies are buying rights to extract crude from bitumen carbonates in Alberta, even though it's hard-to-reach, expensive, and filthy.

A silver lining

The bright side of California’s drought: More solar power

Less rain means fewer clouds, fewer clouds means more sun, more sun means more solar power.

Science

Should climate scientists give up flying?

Climate scientists curtailing their air travel would only make a tiny dent in carbon emissions, but a new paper argues they should do it anyway.

Business & Technology

These new ride-sharing apps actually involve sharing rides

And they could help you get a date.

Climate & Energy

Why more pipelines won’t solve the problem of oil-train explosions

Heavy regulation of oil trains will.

Climate & Energy

Wanna change an oil exec’s mind on climate? Here’s how

Make it a family affair.

share the power

This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof

A community solar project in Seattle is powering the real sharing economy.

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